Oregon Society of Artists Gallery Portland Oregon

The OSA Gallery is open to the public for free viewing

Gallery Hours:

Monday - Saturday, 1 - 4 pm daily (excluding holidays)

Visitors are welcome! While you visit, inquire about classes, workshops, upcoming demos, and becoming a member.

 

2018 Gallery Exhibits

 

 

OCTOBER

 OSA Exhibit October 7 - 24

Susan Kuznitsky, pastel portriat

Student / Teacher Show

Non-juried show - Artistic Merit ribbons will be awarded by the OSA Board of Directors

---- Please note new dates and times below for Take-In and Reception ----

Instructor Volunteer Chair: Susan Kuznitsky

Take In: Wednesday, October 3, 10am - 3pm and Thursday, October 4, 10am - 1pm

This year, OSA students may bring in unlimited paintings finished in OSA classes and workshops during the 2017-18 year. $25 1-3 paintings, additional paintings, $5 each. Please identify at take in which OSA instructor/class your work falls under.

Reception: Friday, October 12, 6 - 8pm 

Pick Up Art: Thursday, October 25, 1 - 4pm

see information on Framing Guidelines and Entry Fees

 

 

Community Exhibit  October 26 - 29

High Mountains Flowing Water Exhibit announcementHigh Mountains Flowing Water:
International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society, North America Branch

Contemporary and traditional Asian scrolls of calligraphy and ink painting by 33 artists from 11 countries, curated by Casey Shannon, Director of North America Branch.  International Chinese Calligraphic Art and Ink Painters Society (ICCPS) is made up of artists with different backgrounds and styles from all over the world tied together with the same love for Chinese ink painting and calligraphy. Spanning continents of high mountains, and crossing oceans of flowing water, the artists hope to share their art with the rest of the world. 

Reception and Artist Demonstrations: Friday, October 26th, 6 -  10pm

Demonstrations begin at 7:30pm:

  • Patricia Larkin Green - Big Brush Demo
  • Gail Threinen - Peoney Painting
  • Meredith McPherson - Enso/Calligraphy
  • Patricia Ines Gomez - Eagle and Mountain

Chinese Music performed by Bi Hai from Wisdom Arts Academy, 6pm - 7:30pm

iccpsnorthamericabranch.com

 

NOVEMBER 

OSA Exhibit November 2 - 27

Rose West, 2017 200 for under 200winner', 12x12 panel
Rose West, 2017 winner

200 for under $200 Show and Sale

Juror: Liz Walker

 

Artwork Take In:

Tuesday, October 30, 10am - 4pm and Wednesday, October 31, 10am - 12pm

- Artists: To save time when bringing panels for this exhibit, please bring your completed Artist Release Form.

- Reminder: Panels must be prepared with  D-rings and wire attached on the back 4" down from the top.  See additional details in Prospectus.

 

  

Opening Reception:

Friday, November 2, 6 - 9pm 

- Doors open at 6pm

- Paintings go on sale 6pm  (purchased paintings can be taken at time of purchase)

- Raffle Tickets go on sale 6pm

- Awards Ceremony starts 6:50

- Raffle drawing immediately following. Ticket holder must be present to win.

- Silent Auction closes 8pm 

- Raffle tickets @ $1 per ticket, 6/$5.  There are many great raffle items, and there will be a silent auction for a select few items.  Ticket holder must be present to win.

- Overflow Parking the night of the reception will be at the Town Club parking lot.  The lot will be open 5:30- 8:00pm, please exit out the back of their parking lot. 

 

Pick Up Art:

Wednesday, November 28 - Thursday, November 29, 1 - 4pm

 

 

DECEMBER

TBA

 


 

Artists' Entry Fees:

OSA does not take commission fees for selling artists' work.
Download the required OSA Release Form to submit with your artwork

Non-juried shows: $25 for 1 to 3 paintings
Non-juried art shows accept all media: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Mixed Media, Photography, Pastel, Digital Media, Glass Fused, Encastic Painting

Spring ( March)  and Fall (September) Juried shows: $25 for 1 painting, $30 for 2 paintings No photography accepted  (Members Only)

Rose Festival (June) Juried show: No photography accepted in juried shows
   OSA Members: $25 for the first entry, $10 for the second entry (Open to the Public)
     Nonmembers: $35 for the first entry, $10 for the second entry


200 for Under $200 show: $35 for the first entry, $15 each for 2nd and 3rd entry.  Photography accepted (Open to the Public)
Download the 2018 '200 for Under $200' PROSPECTUS    (1-page PDF opens in new window)
Download the 2018 '200 for Under $200' ENTRY FORM    (1-page PDF opens in new window)

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Framing Rules:

Download a printable pdf with framing guidelines for juried and non-juried shows
PLEASE NOTE: Please take care that your entries meet all specifications. Entries not meeting these specifications will not be accepted.

Framing Guidelines for NON-JURIED SHOWS:

  • Paintings must be framed to OSA standards and ready to hang
  • All frame styles are acceptable
  • Frames must have hanging wire secured with D-ring style hangers. No other hanging system will be accepted
  • Unframed "gallery wrapped" canvases must have:
    • Sides painted, NO raw canvas showing
    • NO staples showing
    • MINIMUM DEPTH – 1 ½ inches
  • NO screw eyes – NO saw tooth hangers
  • Taut wire must be attached to the frame not the painting
  • Color mats are acceptable/Dark mats are acceptable
  • MAXIMUM framed dimension – 48 inches – on any side
  • MINIMUM framed dimension – 11 inches – on any side
    • Exception to 11 inch minimum: When one dimension is shorter than 11"…Any 2 conjoining sides that total 22 inches are acceptable, example, a canvas measuring 8"x 16" = 24"
  • Entries larger than 22" x 28" – outside dimension – MUST be Plexiglas – No scratches
  • Glass and mats must be clean and free from lint/hair/spots, etc.
  • Collages: 75% of the work must be original to the artist

 

 

 

 

Framing Guidelines for JURIED SHOWS: 

  • All work must be original to the artist 
  • No class work is accepted 
  • No wet paint 
  • Paintings must be framed to OSA standards and ready to hang 
  • Unframed "gallery wrapped" canvases must have:
    •   Sides painted, NO raw canvas showing
    •   NO staples showing
    •   MINIMUM DEPTH – 1 ½ inches 
  • Plain, simple frames complete with hanging wire secured with D-ring style hangers 
  • NO screw eyes – NO saw tooth hangers 
  • NO ornate frames accepted 
  • Taut wire must be attached to the frame not the painting 
  • Outside mat – white or off white ONLY – NO dark mats 
  • Inner mat liner – Color is acceptable – NO larger than ¼ inch 
  • MAXIMUM framed dimension – 48 inches – on any side 
  • MINIMUM framed dimension – 11 inches – on any side
    • Exception to 11 inch minimum: When one dimension is shorter than 11"…Any 2 conjoining sides that total 22 inches are acceptable, example, a canvas measuring 8"x 16" = 24" 
  • Entries larger than 22" x 28" – outside dimension – MUST be Plexiglas – No scratches 
  • Glass and mats must be clean and free from lint/hair/spots, etc.

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